New Hanover Commission tables shopping center purchase


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Submitted: Tue, 11/08/2011 - 2:56am
Updated: Tue, 11/08/2011 - 2:32pm
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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A few big issues were on the agenda at the New Hanover County Commission meeting Monday night.

Commissioners voted 3-2 to table a vote on purchasing the property that houses Break Time and Ten Pin Alley in Wilmington. The property is a part of the same shopping center as the county’s government complex.

Commissioners voted unanimously to approve a resolution asking the state to rebuild a 27-mile stretch between Castle Hayne and Wallace. Transportation planners say it could provide an economic boost for the region, including more business at the State Port of Wilmington and passenger service. The cost for the project is not yet known. The project would be a long process, taking possibly 10 or 15 years.

4 Comments

  • SurfCityTom says:

    there is just one round trip per day, it will be empty. No fare paying passengers. No significant industry in the area to generate freight revenue.

    And who will pay the bills? North Carolina tax payers. When will the government geniuses understand there is only so much burden which can be loaded on the taxpayer backs? Keep this foolishness up and the taxpayer will collapse and roll over in seizures. Then who pays for all of the entitlements?

  • guesty says:

    The commissioners have the same mentality of a teenager with a checkbook. I can’t be overdrawn, I still have checks left.

  • Commonsensenotcommontoday says:

    So much for fiscal responsibility from the Republicans! This rail line would take ten to fifteen years for the state to complete, but the bills would start stacking up immediately….

    …and WE, my dear taxpayers will be paying them if the state decides to buy this pig-in-a-poke that may bring nothing to New Hanover County whatsoever.

  • Ed says:

    Are the commissioners totally clueless on the economy around here? Do they still think they can keep spending and then taxing local residents to take care of their apparent need to spend others’ money? The government leaders, whether local, state, or federal need to curtail their out of control spending.

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